Green Party/Comhaontas Glas candidates for the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, First posted 7th November 2018, with updates as new candidate nominations announced. Any links in this post are to online announcements of candidate selections – there will be no specific links to candidate web pages.

The sixth of my series of rolling blog posts, in which I detail the latest information as to candidate selections relating to the different political parties and grouping and/or candidate declarations (as in the case of the non-party grouping). The rule of thumb here is that I will add party candidates in most cases only after they have been officially selected to run for the party at a selection convention or by some other means of candidate selection. I try my best to find information about local election candidate selection conventions, but in some cases this information is hard to find and occasionally it can be some time after a convention takes place before I find this information and hence am in a position to update this page accordingly.

The post will focus on Green candidate selections ahead of the 2019 City and County Council elections. 

The Green Party currently has twelve City and County Councillors, the same number as that won by the party at the 2014 City and County Council elections. After the party’s significant loss of local representation at the 2009 local election and the loss of all its national representation at the 2011 General Election, a strong performance in the 2014 local elections proved to be vital in relation to the party’s rebuilding process after the fall out of its period in a coalition government with Fianna Fáil between June 2007 and January 2011. One of the successful Green Party candidates in this election – Catherine Martin – subsequently went on to win a seat in Dublin Rathdown in the 2016 General Election.

The party will be hoping to build further on the results of the 2014 elections, especially as more time has elapsed now since the conclusion of its period in the ill-fated coalition government and as the party regains its old “transfer friendly” character. The process of rebuilding the party – now assisted by the regaining of state funding after the Greens won more than 2% of the national vote at the 2016 General Election – has further continued and a number of party candidates will now have gained experienced from having contested the 2014 and/or 2016 elections, even if they did not win seats in these contests. However, the decision to reduce the size of constituencies (i.e. the number of seats per constituency) might create problems for Green Party candidates in some constituencies, especially as the relatively large numbers of seats per electoral area at the 2014 elections did help the party in winning/regaining some of its seats.

As of now (3rd May 2019), eighty two Green Party/Comhaontas Glas local election candidates are listed on this page. Thirty six of these candidates are women (43.9%) and forty six of these are men (56.1%).

Eleven of these candidates (13.4%) are incumbents (sitting City/County Councillors) – 19.6% of the male candidates are incumbents, while 5.6% of the female candidates are incumbents. At least two (2.4%) other candidates have previously held electoral office (e.g. former TD/Senator/Councillor).

The candidates that have been officially selected to contest the 2019 Local Elections as Green Party/Comhaontas Glas candidates include:

Area/Electoral AreaGreen Party/Comhaontas Glas candidates
Carlow
Carlow
Tullow
Muinebeag
Cavan
Bailieborough-Cootehill
Ballyjamesduff
Cavan-Belturbert
Clare
Ennis
KillaloeBarry O’Donovan
Shannon
EnnistimonRoisin Garvey
Kilrush
Cork County
CarrigalineCatriona Reid
Bandon-KinsaleGordon Reid
Macroom
CobhAlan O’Connor
MidletonLiam Quaide
Fermoy
KanturkTed Bradley
Mallow
Bantry
Clonakilty-Skibbereen
Cork City
Cork City North EastOliver Moran
Cork City North WestMark Cronin
Cork City South CentralDan Boyle
Cork City South EastLorna Bogue
Cork City South WestColette Finn
Donegal
Donegal
Glenties
Milford
Buncrana
Letterkenny
Carndonagh
Lifford-Stranorlar
Dublin City
Ballyfermot-DrimnaghSophie Nicoullaud
Ballymun-FinglasCaroline Conroy
Artane-Whitehall
DonaghmedeLawrence Hemmings
Cabra-GlasnevinNeasa Hourigan
ClontarfDonna Cooney
Kimmage-RathminesCllr. Patrick Costello
North Inner CityCllr. Ciarán Cuffe
South West Inner CityMichael Pidgeon
South East Inner CityCllr. Claire Byrne
PembrokeHazel Chu
Dun Laoghaire-
Rathdown
BlackrockSéafra Ó Faoláin
Dun LaoghaireCllr. Ossian Smyth
DundrumCllr. Daniel Dunne
Glencullen-SandyfordDeirdre Ní Fhloinn

Killiney-ShankillUna Power
StillorganEva Dowling
Fingal County
BalbrigganJoe O’Brien
Rush LuskMaria Salahovs
CastleknockCllr. Roderic O’Gorman
Howth-MalahideCllr. David Healy
Blanchardstown-
Mulhuddart
OngarDaniel Whooley
SwordsIan Carey
South Dublin County
ClondalkinPeter Kavanagh
Palmerstown-FonthillDavid Morrison
LucanVanessa Mulhall
Tallaght CentralLiam Sinclair
Tallaght SouthSuzanne McEneaney
Rathfarnham-TempleogueWilliam Priestley
Firhouse-BohernabreenaCllr. Francis Noel Duffy
Galway City
Galway City CentralMartina O’Connor
Galway City EastClaire Hillery
Galway City WestPauline O’Reilly
Galway County
Athenry-OranmoreKenneth Keavey
Gort Kinvara
Ballinasloe
Conamara North
Conamara SouthAlastair McKinstry
Loughrea
Tuam
Kerry
Killarney
Listowel
An DaingeanMichael Fitzgerald
KenmareCleo Murphy
Castleisland
Tralee Anne-Marie Fuller
Kildare
Athy
CelbridgeVanessa Liston
LeixlipJason W. Kenny
MaynoothPeter Hamilton
ClaneEoin Hallissey
KildareColette Newman
NewbridgeEnda Connolly
NaasVincent P. Martin
Kilkenny
Castlecomer
KilkennyCllr. Malcolm Noonan
Callan-Thomastown
Piltown
Laois
Borris in Ossory-
Mountmellick
Graiguecullen-
Portarlington
Portlaoise
Leitrim
BallinamoreElizabeth Gifford
Carrick-on-ShannonLeslie O’Hora
ManorhamiltonBláithín Gallagher
Limerick
Limerick City EastSean Hartigan
Limerick City NorthBrian Leddin
Limerick City WestBreandán MacGabhann
Adare-RathkealeTheresa Storey
Cappamore-Kilmallock
Newcastle West
Longford
Ballymahon
Granard
Longford
Louth
ArdeeSean Connolly
Drogheda Urban
Drogheda Rural
Dundalk-CarlingfordEoin Daly
Dundalk-SouthCllr. Marianne Butler
Mayo
Ballina
Castlebar
ClaremorrisMags Sheehan
Swinford
Belmullet
WestportCissy Nagiya
Meath
Ashbourne
Kells
Laytown-Bettystown
NavanSeamus McMenamin
Ratoath
Trim
Monaghan
Ballybay-Clones
Carrickmacross-
Castleblaney
Conán Connolly 
MonaghanMícheál Callaghan
Offaly
Birr
EdenderryPippa Hackett
Tullamore
Roscommon
Athlone (Roscommon)
Boyle
Roscommon
Sligo
Ballymote-Tobercurry
Sligo-Drumcliff
Sligo-StrandhillMiranda O’Donnell
Tipperary
Carrick-on-Suir
Cahir
Cashel-Tipperary
Clonmel
Nenagh
NewportRose Anne White
Roscrea-Templemore
Thurles
Waterford
Waterford City EastJody Power
Waterford City SouthSusan Gallagher
Tramore-Waterford City WestMarc O Cathasaigh
Portlaw-Kilmacthomas
Dungarvan
LismoreLynne Glasscoe
Westmeath
Athlone (Westmeath)Louise Heavin
Moate
MullingarHazel Smyth
Kinnegad
Wexford
Gorey
Kilmuckridge
Enniscorthy
New Ross
Kilmore
Wexford
Wicklow
Arklow
Baltinglass
Bray EastCllr. Steven Matthews
Bray West
GreystonesLourda Scott
Wicklow

(Please note that, as in the other similar posts, any links that are provided here are to posts/newspaper reports offering “evidence” of their candidatures and will normally not link back to candidate websites.)

On 15th November 2018, a selection convention in Clare selected Roisin Garvey to contest Ennistimon and Barry O’Donovan to contest Killaloe, as reported on The Clare Echo website (16th November 2018).

I will be adding to this list as and when I come across further Green Party candidate selections.

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About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email: adrian.p.kavanagh@mu.ie
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